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of the people profiled in her book escape from north korea discuss the experiences of country. this event is about an hour for 10 minutes. hud >> after an welcome to theso hudson institute's book form to celebrate the publication of escape from the korea, the untold story of an underground railroad by senior i'm ken, president andceo of fellow like to welcome the audience watching at home and especially thank the friends at c-span for covering the event today. there were a couple of guests whom i would like to ak nog. -- acknowledge the counsel general of south korea and new york ambassador. i would like to -- [applause] i would like to acknowledge the presence of the japanese deputy counsel general in new york. [applause] in addition, i would like note the presence of several hudson institute trustees or vice chair, and the trustee jack david, as a special interest in the book as he was the first person to tread and he is married to the author. [laughter] we were grateful for jack's service on the board and the voflght involvement in the important book. i want to thank today's panelists
focus on foreign policy and in particular really took to the issue of north korea human rights. like really no one else in the american media has taken to it. earlier in her career, she spent about ten years in asia working for the "the wall street journal" asia, in how hong kong and before that she had actually had a another gig she lived and working in tokyo, i believe. melanie received her bachelors degree from princeton university and the master's degree from the university of toronto. the book that melanie kirkpatrick has written is absolutely rivetting. it really reads more like a nelson or tom clan sei thriller than it does the work of non-fiction. she tell us an incredibly powerful story about the human right and human tragedy. the tragedy that is modern north korea. she tell us the story through the eyes of many of the participates in the drama. the refugee, one of whom joseph kim is here with us today. one of only about 175 north korea refugees that made it to the united states in safety. she tells the story through the eyes of the workers on the underground railroad largel
north korea" to discuss the experiences of north koreans who fled the country. this book is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> did after nine welcome to the hudson institution new york book forum to celebrate the publication of "escape from north korea: the untold story of asia's underground railroad." by senior fellow, melanie kirkpatrick. i am ken weinstein, president and ceo of hudson institute and i also like to welcome our audience watching at home on booktv and i also want to especially thank our friends at c-span for covering today's event. there are a couple of guests present today whom i would like to acknowledge. the council general of south korea in new york, ambassador song at who is here. [applause] and i'd also like to knowledge the president said the japanese deputy counsel general in new york. [applause] in addition it also like to note the presence of several hudson institute trustees, vice chair and jack david who is a special interest in this book as he was the first person to read it and is married to the author. and we are grateful for jack service firebird and
was then the leader of north korea to reduce like reading a chapter from 1984. george orwell's vision had come to light a few years earlier and the democratic people's republic of korea. i also as the years went by i couldn't get the closing line of the italian journalist arbuckle when i got off the plane i kissed the ground happy to be back in a free country. a free country? china in 1981? i knew china wasn't free. what was really possible that there could be placed that north korea could be worse? 30 years later we know the answer to that question. north korea is the world's most repressive state. people enslaved in the family regime which controls the every aspect of their lives even whether they get to eat. religion was banned. there is no rule flow and proceeds political when fractions are met with harsh punishment i should add that is often needed out to three generations with the person's family. a political offender knows that when he goes to prison his parents and his children will probably go with him. there are probably about 200,000 north koreans today in the gulag and more than a
with a world of news and opinion. also in the program, north korea plex flexes its military muscles and claims its missiles can now reach the u.s. mainland. >> next time it's for real. the -- they vow to go faster and further than before. it's midday in london. angela merkel has just arrived for her first visit in five years in greece. the greece she will see this time around will see people mired in -- some of the anger is toward angela merkel. so why is she there? here's our correspondent. >> she arrived for her first visit to greece in over five years. touching down in the euro zone's most indebted nation. she stayed away before critical of the slow performance but now a show of support. large parts of athens were cordened off. a sign of the rage against a leader many see as driving the painful spending cuts. protests before her arrival had banners and slogans against angela merkel. germany has insisted on those cutbacks before austerity relief was given. >> we want to form a strong partnership with especially germany. >> it was the greek prinal minister's visit that laid down citizenshipla
of the mass public worship of kim il-sung who was then the leader of north korea. it was like reading a chapter from 1984 your george orwell's vision had come to life at a few years earlier as the democratic people republic of korea but also as the years went by i couldn't get the closing line of the italian journalist article out of my head. it read, when i got off the plane in peking, i kissed the ground, happy to be back in a free country. a free country, china, in 1981? i have been the. i knew china wasn't free. was it really possible that the good be a place that north korea could be worse? 30 years later we know the answer to that question. north korea is the world's most repressive state. its people are the slaves of the chemcam regime which controls every aspect of their life. even whether they get to eat. religion is banned. there is no rule of law, and perceived political infractions are met with harsh punishment. punishment i should add that is often meted out to three generations of a person stood at a political offender knows that when he goes to prison, his parents and h
korea's leadership has not appealed the party. in february this year north korea rejected his request for an inspection of the country. north korea's uncooperative attitude toward the u.n. remains unchanged. the report accuses the north of putting priority on the military. it says this policy harms many people who are starving. north korean detectors are detain inside china. the report urges neighbors countries not to send them back to north korea the human rights committee will begin discussing the report. >>> iranians are suffering through reports of economic sanctions. there's more on the way. tell us what's the latest. >> people in iran are already going through a lot of hardships. the currency is plunging. western countries are about to put more country on the middle eastern country. member countries reached a preliminary deal. they are discussing extra sanctions against iran. the eu plans to adopt new sanctions on october 15th. >>> iranian natural gas enters the eu region mostly from turkey. the volume is not large at the moment but future demand for natural gas is expected to g
assembly. north korea's vice foreign minister use aid podium at the united nations to announce a change of course. he said his country wants to build relations with other countries. he said the united states should change what it called its hostile stance. >>> the door has opened to a new era. we will forgery lags relationse friendly with us, without being bound by the past. >> north korean officials failed in launching a satellite carrying rocket. trying to test ballistic missile technology. pak accused the u.s. of forcing the council of the launch. and he accused south korean president of causing interkorean relations to hit rock bottom. some people from japan are an emotional and spiritual journey in north korea. paying their respects to relatives they lost at the end of world war ii. fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who died and were buried far from home. nhk world reports from pyongyang. >> reporter: parents or siblings of the group's members died of illness or hunger while interned by the soviet military. it occupied what is now north korea right after the war. the grou
nuclear program and the north korea nuclear program. we can go into more detail in questions later, which i'm sure will be asked, and the second is energy and climate change where the u.s. and china have a common interest in stable -- stable, not terribly high prices of energy as consumers and developing alternative sources of energy and working together. >> thank you. .. so we have to try. we'll see what kind of results we get. >> the third question to aaron. the last two presidential administrations have sought to foster some military to military dialogue and exchange. how does your candidate a value it cooperation to date in this round, and what would they do to increase a dialogue in strategic mutual confidence? do you think strategic mutual confidence in the united states and china is an important problem? >> well, there were two questions there. one has to do with military to military dialogue and the other has to do with confidence or is sometimes referred, trust or the lack of trust. i think they're both important. military to military dialogue is something that we've had been pur
. and meanwhile, north korea has got nuclear weapons. talk about mixed messages. the president is the one that said, "we can't allow countries to get nuclear weapons." they have. i'll change that. >> new question. senator kerry, two minutes. you just -- you've repeatedly accused president bush -- not here tonight, but elsewhere before -- of not telling the truth about iraq, essentially of lying to the american people about iraq. give us some examples of what you consider to be his not telling the truth. >> well, i've never, ever used the harshest word, as you did just then. and i try not to. i've been -- but i'll nevertheless tell you that i think he has not been candid with the american people. and i'll tell you exactly how. first of all, we all know that in his state of the union message, he told congress about nuclear materials that didn't exist. we know that he promised america that he was going to build this coalition. i just described the coalition. it is not the kind of coalition we were described when we were talking about voting for this. the president said he would exhaust the r
have right now. >> was mentioned north korea's no clear weapons programs and its destabilization the last two administrations which you have both served have sought to address hoping to secure chinese cooperation and of course improvement on the peninsula itself yet during both administrations we have seen the growth in north korea's's nuclear and weapons delivery program including tests. how does your candidate will get the chinese cooperation in this area, and what would your candidate do differently in this entire policy area in the next term? has china bin helpful and i detect in the responses a different assessment of that. >> i think it's a mixed picture. what happened under the obama administration was in 2009 north korea tested a ballistic missile satellite launch and conducted a nuclear test. china works with us of the u.n. security council to issue a statement and pass the resolution of resulted in the sanctions that north korea has ever faced. granted this is an isolated country but went substantially further than anything that we've ever had before. they basically imp
to be taken up by the international community, by the global institutions, like the un. >> north korea intends to hold a major event next year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the the armistice that ended the korean war and maybe using the occasion to improve ties with the u.s. sources say preparations are under way for a major celebrations in pyongyang on july 27th, the day north korea regards as the anniversary of its victory over the united states. the sources also say the north intends to invite many foreign media, and foreign dignitaries. they expect the north to seize the opportunity to propose that the united states replace the armistice with a peace treaty. north korean leader kim jong-un will likely attend the event to make the proposal himself. this april north korea invited more than 44 media organizations to cover the centenary of the birth of the late north korean leader king il-sung. the people who run japan's only >>> south koreans have celebrated one here years since her birth. the commemorations comes amid a territorial dispute. about 1,200 people attended the event in sou
news on the korean peninsula. north korea issuing a new threat against america. saying its missiles can now reach the u.s. >>> officials are calling it the worst case of hoarding they've seen. dozens of 18-wheelers needed to clear it away. now, help for the horder. >>> and one honest cabbie. returning nearly $250,000 in cash, believe it or not. getting a measly reward in return. making us ask, what would you do? >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin this tuesday with jerry sandusky refusing to go quietly to his sentencing day. >> almost a year after the public first learned of the penn state child sex abuse investigation, sandusky will learn his fate later today. but he's already lashing out with a defiant statement of innocence and charges of conspiracy. >> abc's t.j. winick is in bellefonte, pennsylvania. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. jerry sandusky faces a sentence of 10 to more than 218 years. last night, we got a sneak preview of the statement he will read here at the court today. jerry sandusky now regrets not taking the stand in his own defense, a
's happening inside north korea. even when you go there separating reality from ruse can be difficulty. >> we've been visiting the north korean capital pyongyang since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlights is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> excitement and fun is what the new leader is promoting of kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> translator: kim jong-un cares for us as workers. i can't tell you how thankful we are. i feel like i can relieve a whole day's stress by enjoying attractions here. >> it's not just rides but restaurants, too. north k
to a new era. but it is hard to know what's really happening inside north korea and when you get there, separating reality from ruse can be difficult. >> reporter: we've been visiting the north korean capital, pyongyang, since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlight is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's a great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> reporter: excitement and fun are what the country's new leader seems to be promoting. kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> marshall kim john ung cares for us as workers. i can't tell you how thankful we are. i feel like i can relieve a whole da
. >> we are hearing this morning north korea warned the u.s. that it has missiles that can reach its range to the u.s. they are saying this comes after some sort of agreement between south korea and officials in washington. the statement came out over the official korean central news agency. a spokesman for the national defense commission says that the north plans to bolster its military operations and prepared this. a short time ago, an official with south career opposing defense ministry said that they had no official comment on north korea's statement and they went on to say that officials in seoul, south korea and washington have repeatedly said they have no intention of attacking north korea. we are keeping a close eye on this story. as soon as we get any new information, we will pass it along to you. back to you. >> thank you. >> let's check in with adam caskey for the weather. >> is going to be cloudy and damp to start our tuesday morning. we will see a little sunshine this afternoon. overall, mostly cloudy for the majority of the day. big improvements tomorrow, just in time for the
. the news 4 live desk is following breaking degrees. the new threat from north korea to the u.s. this morning next. >>> plus, they already keep track of what you like. but we'll show you why facebook could soon turn "i want" into what you buy. >>> how rg3 is feeling following >>> breaking news. a warning from north korea that it has missiles that are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. this is after south korea and the u.s. reached a deal over the weekend to strengthen its missile range to better deal with threats from north korea. this morning, north korea's calling the deal a conspiracy to "ignite war" against the north. the country also says it will bolster its military preparedness in response. so far the south korea and u.s. have repeatedly said there's no intention of attacking the north. >>> one of the men in charge of security for u.s. diplomats in libya says the deaths of four americans there last month could have been avoided. lieutenant colonel andrew wood says he was concerned about security in libya months before the attack in benghazi. ambassador chris stevens
. prosecutors in seoul say the man snuck into china as a spy for north korea's state ministry. they say he was ordered around july 2010 to assault kim jong-un who lived in china. the prosecutors say he admitted to plotting the attack. they indicted him on charges of violating the national security law. the south's news agency says the man paid a taxi driver in china to stage a hit-and-run accident on kim jong-nam. kim jong-nam wonce criticized te north korean leadership for the transfer of power from kim jong-il to his third son, kim jong-un. >>> defense officials in north korea have accepted a new agreement between south korea and the u.s. that they overextend the range of ballistic missiles held by seoul to cover the whole of north korea. the north's national defense commission has claimed its strategic rocket forces can strike bases in south korea as well as plalss in japan, guam, and the u.s. mainland. the statement also said north korea is prepared to counter any missiles on nuclear weapons with equal force. u.s. and south korean officials say the range of seoul's ballistic missiles w
after the u.s. agreed to let south korea have missiles capable of striking anywhere in the north. pyongyang says that professionals the south and its allies are plotting to invade the country. most experts question whether north korea has mastered the technology needed to launch an attack against the u.s. >>> a post-debate for mitt romney has him leading in at least one poll. a survey by pew research shows mitt romney now holds a 4-point lead over the president, 49% to 45%. it amounts to a huge swing for the former governor who trailed the president by 8 points in pew's previous poll, just about a month ago, 51-43. the poll shows romney's favorability is rising and he is making gains among women and hispanic voters. >>> mitt romney and president obama will be campaigning in the heartland today. romney will be visiting iowa. it will be the gop nominee easily seventh trip to iowa since finishing second in that state's caucuses in january. romney will visit ohio where the president will be this afternoon. mr. obama will be at ohio state university in columbus. he has campaigned on m
could boil. >>> north korea claims its missiles can indeed make a direct hit on u.s. soil. north korea. wait until you hear some of the accusations that rogue nation is lobbing against the united states. plus, the first congressional hearing on the deadly attacks in libya gets underway tomorrow. u.s. officials are already explaining why they denied extra security for the u.s. consulate before that assault. that's still ahead on the fox report as we make room for mr. bill 14 minutes from now. >> shep: north korea, today it warned that it now possesses missiles capable of striking the united states mainland. the secretive regime claimed the united states is conspiring with south korea, get this, to invade communist north korea. it came after south korea on sunday announced a deal with washington to expand the range of its missiles. north korea has long boasted its capable of raining fire, and that's a quote, on its enemy. back in april, it suffered an embarrassing failure when its newest rocket exploded shortly after launch. north korea is believed to have several small nuclear weapons,
at the pentagon. they said north korea's nuclear program and ballistic missile development pose a threat to east asia. they say the u.s. and south korea will continue working together to keep the north in check. >> we have a strong military relationship between the united states and south korea, that we work closely with other countries in the region. to make very clear that -- our interest is in peace. not in any kind of provocative behavior. >> south korean and u.s. officials agreed this month to extend the range of ballistic missiles to 800 kilometers more than dublt current limit and would allow the missiles to reach any point in north korea. >>> japan coast guard officers are warning chinese government ships to leave japanese waters around island in the east china sea. japan nationalized the sekaku island last month. china and taiwan claim them. coast guard officials spotted vessels inside japanese walters. they warned the crews of the ships to leave the area but the boats didn't leave. coast guard officers are monitoring two other chinese patrol boats sailing just outside those waters. vic
later. >>> a mass murder known as the squirrel busted. north korea's threat to main land usa and why your refrigerate ser bigger than ever before. >>> shocking news from illusionist david blaine after his latest endurance stunt. you're watching "early today." >>> i'm lynn berry, and right now an unusual warning from north korea which says its missiles are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland, an apparent response to south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to strengthen its own missile program. >>> well, he is known as the squirrel, and after his arrest he smiled and gave a thumbs up, but mexican authorities say salvador escobedo is a key lieutenant in the zetas drug cartel behind the killing of american david hartley who was jet skiing on a border lake two years ago. a zetas founder may have been killed sunday in what would be a major victory for president felipe calderon. >>> well, for the first time, less than half of all americans do not consider themselves protestant. now just 48%. what are the reasons? well, a pew research study finds many are opting out of religion
, have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of the ruling workers party. it's the first time the new leader, kim jong un, has overseen the celebrations. north koreans lined up on the hill in pyongyang to offer flowers in front of statues of the late heads of state kim il-song. kim visited the palace where his father and grandfather lie in state. an editorial called to unite under the new leader to show authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country, while strengthening the role of the party. >>> european leaders have put their heads together over an over again to try to fix the problems they share. still economists at international monetary fund say they need to do more to ease concerns about their debt. the imf released its semiannual report on the stability of the global financial system. it said the risks to stability are on the rise. nhk world's ron madison is covering the imf world
this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of their ruling workers party. it's the first time the reclusive nation's leader kim jong-un has overseen the celebrations. workers lined up on the a hill in pyongyang to offer flowers to the statues of the late kim jong song and kim jong-il. state media oy reported kim visited the palace where the bodies of his grandfather and father lie in state. an editorial in the workers party newspaper called on the party to unite under the new leader in order to show its authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country while strengthning the role of the party. >>> g-7 finance ministers and central bank governors will put eir heads together again to try to fd a way to keep the global economy from stalling. they're getting ready to meet in folk tokyo. their discussions are happening on the sidelines of the international monetary fund and world bank meetings. this is the first group of 7 meeting since
week with a u.s. diplomat to discuss north korea's nuclear program. the three officials sit down wednesday in tokyo and include the foreign ministry, u.s. special representative on north korea, glen davis, and south korea's chief negotiator. before discussions held by their countries foreign ministers who met last month in new york during united nations general assembly. it is planned to brief counterparts and talks held in august and explain what is booing done being done to set up meetings. he'll stress japan, south korea and the u.s. must cooperate to maintain peace and stability in the asia pacific region. >>> russia has joined syria in condemning the forced landing of a syria-bound passenger plane by turkish fighter jets. the turkish government said it found what is described illegal cargo on board civilian plane. the syrian aircraft was traveling from mos could to damascus when forced to land in the turkish capital wednesday. turkish prime minister said the plane was carrying ammunition and communication equipment bound for the syrian defense ministry. the syrian government
the world today. north korea has issued an unusually specific warning against its neighbor, south korea. it is warning of a merciless military strike if activists in the south send balloons with anti-communist leaflets into the skies of north korea and next monday. earlier this year cavalla nor -- earlier this year, they promised retaliation if it happened again. a party of wedding doors has been hit by a roadside bomb in northern afghanistan, killing at least 15 people. police say it is not clear whether they were the intended targets. taliban activity there has been on the increase. china has been conducting naval exercises in the east china sea. it is a clear warning in japan of the tension between the countries. trade between the countries has already been disrupted friday disagreement. prince eelam is married in the belgian princess in a civil ceremony. there is a guest list of 800. there are some local specialties as well as many sponge cake said to be the favorite of the grooms mother. let me update you on the teenage pakistani girl shot and had at by the time to buy -- shot in t
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gotten out of the recent years is very striking. south korea keeps track of the north koreans to reach south korea, and let me share with you just a couple of the numbers. in 1990, only nine north koreans were able to reach south korea. last year 2,700 north koreans reached safety in the south. so, the people who get out now have formed -- there are enough of them that they are educating us about truth of our trivia and there's been several books published about life in north korea, and we now have a much better picture of what the truth of the existence is. .. >> you can't even mail a letter so the exiles created a black market in information. they hire chinese couriers to cross the border and deliver messages, or sometimes they deliver chinese cell phones to a north korean relative, tell the relative to go to an area near the border at a certain day and hour, turn on the phone, and receive a phone call from the relative who escaped to a different country. in south korea, north korean exiles formed organizations whose purpose is to get information into north korea, to give just one ex
. >>> 5:12. talking tough. the threat north korea is making against the united states this morning. >>. >> also why the sky's the limit for one daredevil trying to land his na >>> what jerry sandusky is saying about his child >>> 5:15. in a few hours jerry sandusky will be sentenced for abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. from his jail cell, the former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea for claiming his innocence. nbc's danielle lee joins us live now from the center county courthouse with more on what we can expect today. >> reporter: you may be able to see behind me people are already lining up at this courthouse for this hearing that is going to begin at 9:00 this morning. we are expecting jerry sandusky to speak again. last night he made an 11th hour plea on the penn state college radio. this is really the first unedited look we had gotten into sandusky's thoughts. he sat at this courthouse for days saying absolutely nothing during his trial. the only time we did hear from him was during the nbc interview that didn't go well. then just last night he rele
about how to deter north korean aggression. many soldiers are stationed in south korea. the news conference to get underway shortly and this is live coverage on c-span. [no audio] [no audio] >> we are waiting to hear from defense secretary leon panetta and the south korean counterpart, a joint news conference which should get underway shortly. a quick reminder about some of our coverage, less than two weeks away for election day. coming up this afternoon at 2:12 or so, rep paul ryan will be at cleveland state university and we will have that for you this afternoon and later today at about 4:55, president obama will kick off a two-day nonstop america forward door and the first of is in denver. we will have that live for you as well. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] >> we are waiting live at the pentagon to hear from defense secretary leon panetta and the south korean defence minister kim kwan-jin in. they will have a news conference following their annual security talks. elsewhere on the cspan networks, on c-span 2, we are bringing you a discussion of the u.s. chamber o
for the content of this advertising. >>> north korea is making a new threat against the u.s. it claims its missiles can reach the u.s. mainland as well as the u.s. territory of guam. north korea is accusing allies of platting a war against it. the u.s. agreed to let it have longer range missiles that can strike anywhere in the north. north korea hasn't mastered the technology capable to strike the u.s. >>> terrorism adviser heads to libya today. he will get an update on the investigation into the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last month. chris stevens was killed there. it comes before congress holds their first hearing on the attack. he will testify before the house oversight committee. the state department ignoring requests for additional protection in the weeks and months before the deadly attack. >>> romney is now leading in at least one poll. a new sewurvey shows romney holding the lead, 49% to 45%. the governor trailed the president last month. the poll shows romney's favoribility is rising and he's making gains among women and hispanic voters. mitt romney and president oba
north korea right after the war. the group rooifed on saturday. they visited a site where the dead were bury and a hill where the graves were relocated. some japanese are praying for their family members and relatives at their grave site. this is the first visit of its kind since world war ii. japan's health ministry says some 35,000 japanese died in this area. it says the remains about 20,000 have not been returned. the group left memory markers, offered sweets and liquor and prayed for the repose of their loved ones souls. >> translator: my feelings are complex. i'm sorry to have kept you waiting in such a distant place and i'm thankful to you for waiting. >> translator: we all feel great joy at being able to pray for them today. i deeply appreciate all the efforts people have undertaken to make this visit possible for us. >> reporter: officials of the north are proposing a joint project to study the remains. the north hopes for economic cooperation from japan as compensation for its colonial rule. they expect more japanese to visit the burial sites. japan puts more emphasis on the ab
talks next week with a u.s. diplomat to discuss north korea's nuclear program. the three officials sit down wednesday in tokyo. they will follow up on in discussions held by the country's foreign ministers who met last month in new york during tunited nations general assembly. >>> the government is concerned about the noise created by u.s. military osprey aircraft. it's asked to central government to conduct an environmental impact assessment. the u.s. forces deployed 12 of the rotor aircraft earlier this month. surveys have measured noise levels similar to those carried inside factories. they are concerned if the u.s. military continues to operate the aircraft in the current manner it will negatively affect the lives of residents and the natural environment. >> reporter: defense ministers confirm there's no change to the exit strategy. they say that 75% of the population of afghanistan lives in areas where order is maintained by police forces. nato secretary general says the withdrawal plan is based on an objective analysis of the situation in the country. >> it's not because eyes hav
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